The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) actively supports and recognises educational leadership across Australia. On Wednesday, 11 September, at the annual Awards dinner, ACEL celebrated and honoured those individuals, who in the view of their peers, had made a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of educational leadership.
This year, Ross Fox, Director of Catholic Education Office Archdiocese Canberra and Goulburn, was awarded the most notable of the ACEL Awards, the ACT Fellowship Award. The Award recognises excellence in education at many levels as well as a commitment to the ideals of ACEL.
Upon receiving the ACT Fellowship Award, Mr Fox said, “It is a tremendous privilege to be recognised by peers in educational leadership in this way. Just as it is a great privilege to work as a leader in education, and in particular Catholic education, with wonderful and dedicated leaders who work every day to overcome inequality. It is only through education and its fruits that full human dignity and flourishing can be realised for all.”
In the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Catholic Education is proud to have many outstanding staff who are dedicated and passionate about providing exceptional quality education to our students. Other staff from our Archdiocese who were also recognised at the 2019 ACEL Awards and received an ACEL ACT Excellence in Leadership Award included:
Bernadette Bradley (VET Coordinator, St Francis Xavier College, Florey)
Peter Hughes (Principal, Mother Teresa Primary School, Harrison)
Noel Hurley (Performance and Improvement Leader, Catholic Education Office, Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn)
Lina Vigliotta (Principal, St Vincent’s Primary School, Aranda)